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PRE MENSTRUAL SYNDROME Homeopathic Treatment PMS

PRE MENSTRUAL SYNDROME (PMS)

Pre Menstrual Syndrome and role of Homeopathy

In many traditional cultures, the time of menstrual flow is considered as a period of cleaning and regeneration.

Most women live in dread of their monthly cycle.

If menstruation is a natural event, then why is it seen that most of women have health issues with their cycles..?

The menstrual flow is regulated by a complex interaction of hormones. There are 3 phases of cycle. Average cycle is of 28 days.

You probably get some signs that your periods are appearing. For most women its not a big deal, but for others, the days before periods are harder which may interfere with your daily life. Then probably you are suffering from PMS.

PMS affects 75% of women especially in thier 20’s or 30’s.

WHAT IS PRE MENSTRUAL SYNDROME..?

Pre Menstrual Syndrome is a constellation of symptoms both physical, emotional and behavioral which may affect women during certain days of mentrual cycle, generally just before her menses.

It usually affect most of the menstruating women.
It starts from 5 to 10 days before menses and typically goes away once menstruation begins.

CAUSES OF PRE MENSTRUAL SYNDROME

Exactly what causes PMS is unknown, but several factors may be considered which influence Pre menstrual syndrome.

HORMONAL CHANGES :
Signs and symptoms of PMS change with hormonal fluctuations and disappear during pregnancy or menopause.

DEPRESSION :
Some women with severe PMS have undiagnosed depression , anxiety, stress or history of mood disorders, emotional trauma.

FAMILY HISTORY:
Family history of PMS may be one of the cause.

Fluctuations of serotonin, that is thoght to play a crucial role in mood states that could trigger PMS.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF PRE MENSTRUAL SYNDROME:

Variety of symptoms have been attributed to Pre menstrual syndrome.

Women can have pre menstrual symptom of varying duration and severity from cycle to cycle.
The most frequent mood related symtoms of Pre menstrual emotional symptoms include:

  • Exaggerated mood swings
  • Anger and irritability
  • Tension
  • Depression
  • Overensitivity

Physical symptoms include:

  • Fatigue.
  • Bloating.
  • Weight gain.
  • Breast tenderness.
  • Acne.
  • Nausea, vomiting.
  • Diarrhoea.
  • Sleep disturbances.

The duration of Pre menstrual symptoms varies among women. Most women experience the symptoms for a few to several days prior to onset of their menses. PMS usually starts after ovulation, mid of the montly menstrual cycle, or jus few days before cycle.

DIAGNOSIS OF PRE MENSTRUAL SYNDROME :

Pre menstrual syndrome is diagnosed based on the physical, emotional amd behavioral symptoms. If the changes occur consistently around mid menstrual cycle and persists until the menstrual flow begins, then PMS is probably the accurate diagnosis.

ROLE OF HOMOEOPATHY IN PRE MENSTRUAL SYNDROME :

Homoeopathic medicines have a very beneficial role in Pre Menstrual Syndrome. They aim at correcting the underlying imbalances that lead to PMS. Homoeopathic treatment is based on detailed case study of the patient.
Few indicated Homeopathic remedies are.;

PULSATILLA:
Pulsatilla is indicated in pre menstrual syndrome. It is of great help for women with increased sensitivity towards pre menstrual syndrome. They have weeping tendency, tearfull eye, very sensitive and mild.
Open air makes them feel good. They have complaints of suppressed or delayed menses. Total absence of thirst. Tendency to gain weight before menses with headache, nausea and dizziness.

SEPIA :
Sepia is indicated homeopathic medicine for pre menstrual syndrome. The patient presents mainly with irritability pre menstrual syndrome. There is aversion to indulge in physical or mental activity. Marked indifference. Extreme anger. Bearing down sensation, with bearing down pain in the uterus. Oily skin with acne before menses.

SILICEA :
Silicea is one of the indicated remedy in pre menstrual syndrome. Indicated in case of extreme constipation before menses. They have great difficulty in passing stool. Stool receeds back after being partially expellled. She is mild, yielding with irritability and sadness before and during menstruation.

NATRUM MURIATICUM:
Natrum mur is indicated in case of pre menstrual syndrome where the patient presents with depression, indifference, lack of self confidence, anxiety, suicidal tendency before or during menses. Presents with headache before menses.Tenderness and swelling of breasts with palpitation.

PHOSPHOROUS:
Phosphorous is indicated in women who suffer from pre menstrual syndrome. There is great irritability, difficulty in concentrating. Indecesive, anxiety. Hot flushes on face. Swelling of face. Buring pain in vagina. Tendency to put on weight during menses. Tenderness in breast and nipples.

CALCAREA CARBONICUM:
Calcarea carb is indicated in case of premenstrual syndrome. There is marked irritability, panic attacks, apprehension, anxiety. Headache and dizziness before periods,pain in the back and thighs.

LACHESIS :
Indicated in pre menstrual syndrome, presents with marked irritability before menses. Suspicious, mistrustful

EASING THE SYMPTOMS OF PRE MENSTRUAL SYNDROME :

  • Eat balanced diet to improve your overall health and energy level.
  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.
  • Reduce oily, fatty food, and intake of salt and sugar.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to ease abdominal bloating.
  • Good quality sleep. Sleep atleast 7 to 8 hours to reduce fatigue.
  • Reduce stress.
  • Regular excercise to decrease bloating and improve mental health as well.

UTERINE FIBROID MEDICINES HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT

UTERINE FIBROID

Uterine fibroid is the most common benign (non cancerous) tumor that grow in the wall of the uterus.
Uterine fibroids are also known as leiomyomas or myomas. They usually form in the child bearing age of a women.
Fibroids range in size from a size of a seedling undetectable to human eye to bulky masses that can enlarge the uterus.
There can be a single firbroid to multiple ones.

LOCATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF UTERINE FIBROIDS:

Most fibroids grow on the walls of the uterus. The major classification of fibroid is as follows.,

INTRA MURAL FIBROIDS :
Intra mural fibroids are usually located within the walls of the uterus and are the most common type of fibroids. Intra mural fibroid grow as a small nodule in the muscular wall of uterus, it may expand inwards. They are asympto.atic unless they are larger in size.

SUB-MUCOSAL FIBROIDS :
Sub mucosal fibroids are located in the muscle beneath the endometrium of uterus. Even small lesions in this location may bleed.

SUB-SEROSAL FIBROIDS :
They are located on the surface of the uterus. They can grow outward from the surface and remain attached by a small piece of tissue, they are also known as pedunculated fibroid.

CERVICAL FIBROID :
Cervical fibroid are usually located at the walls of the cervix.

CAUSES OF UTERINE FIBROIDS :

Uterine fibroids are common now a days, as many as one in five women may have fibroids during thier child bearing years.

Factors which cause Fibroid are.,

AGE : Fibroids become more common as women age., especially during 30’s and 40’s. After menopause fibroids usually shrink.

FAMILY HISTORY : Having a positive history of fibroid in family increases the risk of fibroid.

HORMONAL FACTOR : During the reproductive years the oestrogen and progesterone levels are higher. These hormones stimulate the development of uterine lining, can promote the growth of uterine fibroids due to various reasons.

OTHER FACTORS
Early menarche, Use of birth control pills, Obesity.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF UTERINE FIBROID

Most women with uterine fibroids are initially asymptomatic, but some women can present with the following symptoms :

  • Heavy bleeding and painful periods.
  • Low back pain.
  • Pressure pain or fullness in lower abdomen.
  • Constipation.
  • Enlarged abdomen.
  • Painful intercourse.
  • Frequent urination.
  • Complications during pregnancy.

DIAGNOSIS OF UTERINE FIBROID

Uterine fibroids are frequently found incidently during a routine pelvic examination.
Irregularities in the shape of uterus.
Lastly most of women present with some symptoms which suggest the presence of fibroid.

HOMEOPATHIC MANAGEMENT IN TRATMENT OF UTERINE FIBROID :

Homeopathic medicines help to manage the symptoms of uterine fibroids as well as help to resolve them.
Homeopathic medicines are selected based on detailed case analysis and individualisation of the patient.
Few indicated homeopathic remedies in Uterine fibroid are :

FRAXINUS AMERICANA :
Fraxinus americana is most significant and indicated remedy in case of uterine fibroid. The patient presents with bearing down sensation in pelvis from uterine fibroid. Copious bleeding, with severe cramps and chilliness during menses.

THALASPI BURSA :
Thalaspi bursa is another indicated remedy in case of uterine fibroid. Patient presents with complaints of frequent menstruation. Violent uterine colic, cramping pain in abdomen. Low back pain during menses, menstrual bleed is profuse with presence of clots.

TRILLIUM PENDULUM :
Trillium pendulum is indicated in uterine fibroid cases with severe mentrual cramps with low back pain. The pain may radiate from back to hip. Profuse intermenstrual bleeding. Bleeding every 2 weeks.

CALCAREA CARBONICA :
Indicated in case of uterine fibroids. Usually suited to women who are over weight, fair flabby, menses are profuse due to uterine fibroid. Great chilliness. Vertigo during menses. Severe pain in abdomen and back.

SABINA OFFICINALIS :
Sabina is indicated in uterine fibroids, profuse menstrual bleeding along with clots. Slight motion increases menstrual bleeding. Pain from saccrum to pubis. Pain better by lying on the back. Pain may extend to the thighs.

USTILAGO:
Indicated in uterine fibroid where menstrual bleeding is dark red, clots are usually present. Uterine bleeding is stringy in nature. Pain in lower back and abdomen.

SEPIA:
Indicated in case of uterine fibroids. Griping , bearing down pains during menses. Menses start early and are copious. Fainting spells and chilliness during menses. Indicated in painful intercourse in uterine fibroid cases.

FERRUM METALLICUM: Indicated remedy for fibroid in uterus which result in anaemia from excessive menstrual flow.
Pale watery uterine bleed. Labour like pains in abdomen and back. Weakness and fatigue present.

AMMONIUM CARB:
Indicated in case of fibroid uterus. Profuse menstrual flow, blood looks black in colour and clotted. Extreme pain in abdomen and back radiating to thigh.

ERIGERON CANADENSIS:
Indicated remedy in case of fibroid uterus. Indicated mostly for frequent urination , with severe pain. Excessive menstrual bleed which is bright red in colour.

EPISTAXIS TREATMENT HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES

EPISTAXIS

Epistaxis is a medical condition in which bleeding occurs from the nasal cavity of the nostril.
Epistaxis is also known as nose bleed or acute haemorrhage.
Approximately about 60% of the population is affected by epistaxsis at some point of thier life.But only few require medical attention.

What Causes Epistaxis?

The major factors which causes nosebleed or epistaxsis are

  • Bursting of blood vessels within the nose.This may be spontaneous or caused by trauma.
    Blunt trauma (usually a sharp blow to face such as a punch, or fall on nose).
  • Foriegn bodies or picking of nose.
  • Respiratory tract infections like chronic sinusitis, rhinitis, or certain environmental irritants.
  • Rise in blood pressure: Hypertension.
  • Nasal sprays or prolonged use of nasal steriods.
  • Structural or anatomical deformities.
  • Exposure to warm dry air for prolonged period of time.
  • Deficiency of vitamins
  • Blood dyscrasias and various other systemic causes.

SYMPTOMS OF EPISTAXSIS

During a nose bleed, blood will flow from one or both the nostril. It may last anywhere from few seconds to more than 5-10 mins.

If bleeding is heavy enough the blood can fill up the affected nostril and flow into the nasopharynx.

Excessive blood loss from nosebleeds does not often occur.
If in case there is excessive blood loss it may cause dizziness, fainting, confusion, loss of alertness.

Additional bleeding from other parts of the body such as bleeding gums while brushing teeth, blood in urine/ bowel moments/ easy bruising indicate inability of blood to clot.

DIAGNOSIS.

In majority of people, cases of anterior nosebleeds are self diagnosed. If nosebleeds fail to respond to first aid measures doctors advice is neccesary.

HOW TO STOP A NOSE BLEED.

Sit down firmly, pinch the soft part of your nasal cavity just above your nostril for few minutes.

Place a covered ice pack on the bridge of your nose.

Lean forward and breathe through your mouth that will drain blood down your nose instead of your throat.

Stay upright rather than lying down. This reduces Blood pressure.

ROLE OF HOMEOPATHY IN TREATMENT OF EPISTAXSIS.

Homeopathic medicines are highly beneficial in treatment of recurrent tendency of Epistaxsis. Homeopathic medicines are selected based on detailed case analysis and individualised approach in each case. Homeopathic medicines helps to treat the underlying cause leading to nose-bleed. They help to reduce bleeding tendency by strengthening the nasal mucus membrane.

Few indicated Homeopathic remedies in Epistaxis are discussed below,

ARNICA MONTANA : Arnica montana is highly reliable and efficient remedy for treatment of epistaxis caused by injury. Arnica is a anti traumatic remedy. Arnica is usefull in nose-bleed of growing children.

HAMAMELIS :
Hamamelis is a very effective anti haemorrhagic medicine for epistaxsis. It is effective in bleeding from various orifices of the body including nose bleed. Indicated when the blood is dark and incoaguable.

PHOSPHOROUS :
Phosphorous is one of the efficient medicine in controlling bleeding from various orifices of the body. Phosphorous helps in reducing the tendency towards recurrent epistaxsis episode.

CROCUS SATIVUS :
Crocus sativus is another effective medicine for epistaxis with dark or blackish stringy nasal bleeding. Along with bleed there is extreme physical weakness and weariness. Episodes of epistaxis in summer are very well treated with Crocus sativus.

LACHESIS :
Lachesis is a significant anti hemorrhagic remedy used for treating various bleeding tendencies. Discharges are black, thick bloody. Some may complain of acridity in blood which irritates or corrodes the lip and mouth.

FERRUM METALICUM :
Ferrum metalicum works well when nasal bleed is bright red in colour. In such cases along with epistaxis symptoms of anaemia are also present. Extreme exhaustion, weakness and debility is present.

AMMONIUM CARB :
Ammonium carb is useful for epistaxsis from nasal crusts. Indicated when nosebleed occur because of peeling of nasal crusts that gets formed due to dry nasal catarrah. Epistaxis early morning while washing face.

CARBO VEGETABILIS :
Carbo vegetabilis is an ideal homeopathic medicine for epistaxis, patient suffering from frequent episodes of nasal bleeding. Due to blood loss the face of the patient appears pale, with loss of vitality.

KALI BICH :
Indicated in nose bleed with dry coryza preceeded by pressure and tightness at the root of the nose.
Bloos thick dark red in colour with persistent tickling in the nostril.

SEPIA :
Epistaxis during pregnancy or in women suffering from uterine troubles. Bright red flow of blood alternately appearing several times a day.

HOW TO PREVENT NOSE BLEED :

Avoid picking your nose and blowing your nose hard if its blocked due to cold or hay fever.

Always follow instructions that come along with nasal congestants.

Wear a head guard while playing sports.

MENOPAUSE CLIMACTERIC complaints Homeopathic Medicines

MENOPAUSE

Menopause and Climacteric age related complaints and its management with homeopathic medicines.

Women tend to put everyone else’s need first when it comes to health concerns but sometimes the care taker needs a little care herself.
Homeopathy addresses a wide range of womens health issues, most important among them is MENOPAUSE.

WHAT IS MENOPAUSE ?

Menopause can be defined as the point in time when menstrual cycles permanently cease due to natural depletion of ovarian oocytes due to aging.

The diagnosis is made retrospectively after the women has missed her periods for 12 consecutive months.
It marks the permanent end of fertility.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF MENOPAUSE

Some women may experience few or no symptoms of menopause while others experience multiple physical and psychological symptoms.
So it is imortant to remember each womens experience is highly individualistic.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

HOT FLUSHES: Hot flushes are sudden feeling of heat. Hot flushes are common among women undergoing menopause. They usually last for 30 seconds to several minutes. Hot flushes are usually due to hormonal fluctuations. They experience sweating, palpitation, flushing of face.
Hot flushes start usually few months or years before your period stops and usually continues for several years after your last period.

How can one deal with Hot flushes..?
If u feel flush coming on, spray your face with cold water.
Keep the room cooler.
Sip cold or iced drinks.
Have luke warm shower.

MOOD SWINGS: Changes in hormone production affect the mood of women during menopause. They present with feelings of irritability, depression, mood swings.

VAGINAL DRYNESS: The decreased production of hormones can affect the thin layer of vaginal wall, may also present with itching around the vulva.

URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS: Lower level of hormones cause changes in the urinary tract, makes them more susceptible to infections.

SKIN AND HAIR CHANGES: Due to reduced level of hormones hair may become dry brittle causing loss of hair.Due to aging there may be dryness of skin and loss of elasticity.

INSOMNIA: During menopause it might be hard to fall asleep.
It is important to try some relaxation/breathing techniques and excercise which helps the patient to overcome insomnia.

HOMEOPATHIC MANAGEMENT:

Although menopause is a naturally occuring phase of life, this doesnt mean that you have to suffer while it lasts.
Homeopathy is a holistic system of medicine that treats the patient on the basis of individualisation where your physical as well as emotional smptoms are equally important.

Few indicated remedies in Menopause are.

HOMEOPATHIC THERAPEUTICS FOR MENOPAUSE :

PUSATILLA :
Pulsatilla is most often indicated in menopausal women who are very sensitive, emotionally weak, weeping tendency, mild and yielding. She feels better from reassurance. The hot flushes are worse in warm room and better out in fresh open air. Pulsatilla patient is usually hot and thirstless. History of difficult periods and pre menstrual symptoms.

SEPIA :
Sepia is indicated in case of menopause. Patient presents with hot flushes that are associated with weakness increased perspiration, feeling of heat usually ascending upwards. Emotionally sensitive.

GRAPHITES :
Graphitis is indicated in women who are chilly, pale, sluggish. Tendency towards weight gain during or after menopause. Hot flushes and sweats at night are often seen. Tendency towards skin problems with oozing cracked erruptions.

NATRUM MURIATICUM :
Natrum muriaticum is indicated in women who seem to be very reserved. Has strong emotions which she hides. Indicated in case of hot flushes, irritability, mood swings. Craving for salt. Sun headache.

LACHESIS :
Lachesis patient typically experiences flushes of heat primarily on falling asleep, throughout night or while waking. The most intense hot flushes happen without any perspiration, dry heat. One of the most common remedies used in hot flushes.

SULPHUR :
Sulphur is often helpful for hot flushes during menopause. Very anxious.
Weeps and worries about her health.

IGNATIA :
Ignatia is often helpful for emotional ups and downs occuring during menopause. The women is very sensitive,
Hysterical, moody. She tries to hide her feelings and becomes defensive. Tendency to sigh, outbursts of tears or laughter are strong indications of Ignatia.

STAPHYSAGRIA :
Staphysagria women is usually mild, mannered , shy and accomodating and has many suppressed emotions. Women around time of menopause become very depressed or have outbursts of rage.

CALCAREA CARBONICA:
Calcarea carb is indicated in women with heavy bleeding, night sweats, flushing of face despite general chilliness. Weight gain during menopause.

GLONOINUM:
A women needing this remedy often has hot flushes that are sudden violent and with upward rush of blood to head causing severe headache, palpitations, cannot bear least jar of motion.

SOME USEFUL ADVICE:
There are number of ways you can ease the stress of Menopause through self care.

Keep track of when you feel discomfort whether physical or emotional. Practice Yoga or excercise which will help you to reduce the intensity of complaints.

Being kind to yourself is truly important at this point of life. Make some time for yourself, do things which intrests you.

Pay attention to your diet and water intake. Increase intake of fresh veggies and fruits which will help to strenghten your immune system and help to cope with the stress of changes in the body.

Grey Hair – Premature Greying of Hair Homeopathic treatment

GREY HAIR – PREMATURE GREYING OF HAIR

There was a time when premature greying of hair happend to only older people.
Premature greying of hair has become a cause of concern for younger generation.
Its not uncommon anymore to see people in thier early 20’s with a mop of grey hair on thier head..
Premature greying of hair has become an important concern in present day and thousands of people both men and women alike are seeking medication for the same.
Premature greying of hair can have a negative effect on appearance,confidence and social acceptance of the affected individual.

HOW AND WHY EXACTLY DOES GREYING OF HAIR OCCURS..?

The root of every hair strand under the scalp is surrounded by a hair tissue called hair follicle which contains pigment cells. These cells produce the chemical called melanin that gives hair strand its colour.

When a person grows older the melanin production reduces making the strand greyish or white.

WHAT CAUSES PRE MATURE GREYING OF HAIR..?
It i usually a complex multifactoral process.

Genetic factor:is one of the most common reasons for having grey hair at an early age.

Stress: Person under prolonged stress anxiety tension can be one of the cause of greying at an early age.

Dietary deficiencies: Deficiency of vitaminB,zinc,copper. These nutrients assist the metabolic process involved
in giving hair its natural colour.

Smoking damages the melanin producing cells melanocytes causing greying of hair.

Thyroid disease:An underactive or overactive thyroid can affect the melanin production of hair.

HOMEOPATHIC APPROACH

It is important to find the underlying cause for greying of hair.
Once this is done,the condition is best attended by Homeopathy.
With effective counselling,diet and regimen followed by a homeopathic medicine really helps.

FEW INDICATED HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES

PHOSPORIC ACID
LYCOPODIUM
NATRUM MUR
PHOSPHORUS
SILICEA
VINCA MINOR

PREMATURE GREYING OF HAIR THERAPEUTICS :

PHOSPHORIC ACID :
Phosphoric acid is one of the indicated remedies for the treatment of premature greying of hair resulting from grief and depression. There is thining and falling out of hair. The patient is indifferent to all affairs of life.Phosphoric acid helps to restore the pigmentation of hair that are destroyed by effects of grief.

NATRUM MURIATICUM :
Natrum muriaticum is indicated in treatment of premature greying of hair mainly in weak and anaemic person. Natrum Mur helps to improve general health of the patient and raise immunity to combat greying of hair. Natrum patients have severe headache which gets worse in the heat of sun.

SILICEA: Silicea is very useful in treating grey hair when the digestive power and absorption of nutrients is weak. Deficiency of nutrients lead to greying of hair. Silicea helps to improve the proper absorption of nutrients and hence prevent greying of hair.

PHOSPHOROUS :
Phosphorous is indicated in treatment of grey hair. It prevents further greying of hair. The patient presents with hairfall and dandruff, itchy dry scalp. Desires icy cold drinks.

VINCA MINOR :
Indicated in case of greying of hair. Helps to prevent greying of hair. Indicated when hair falls in spots, vinca helps to restore natural pigment of hair.

LYCOPODIUM
Indicated in case of premature greying of hair. Lycopodium halts the process of greying of hair when de pigmentation of hair occurs in spots. Indicated in patients whose hair problems are associated with gastric disturbances.

THYROIDINUM
Indicated in premature greying of hair along with thyroid disorders. Helps in arresting the process of greying of hair.

CALCAREA CARBONICA:
Indicated in greying of hair presents with severe hair loss, sweating of scalp followed by intense itching.

DIETARY ADVICE
Increase your intake of fruits rich in vitamin C.

Make sure your diet contains sufficient amount of green leafy vegetables

Adding almonds and other nuts rich in vitamin E can help reduce greying of hair.

Walnuts contain biotin that helps strengthen hair,reduces occurance of premature grey hair.

OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Homeopathic Management

OCD – OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER -HOMEOPATHIC MANAGEMENT.

OCD- Obsessive compulsive disorder is a type of Mental health disorder which involves unwanted ,distressing obssesive thoughts and repeatative compulsive mental or physical acts.

FACTS ABOUT OCD ..!!

It can begin at an early age between 7 to 12.

It is the 4th most common Mental Illness after Phobias, Depression, Substance Abuse.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is more common in boys than girls in childhood but into later stages women are more affected than men.

It has a significant impact on social life.

PROBABLE CAUSES OF OCD

Dysregulation of serotonin leads to symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive disorder

35% of 1st degree relative suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Genetically monozygotic twins are more prone to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Depression or anxiety may be one of the probable causes.

DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA

Usually OCD is diagnosed by identifying the situations causing obsessions and compulsions.

COMMON OBSESSIONS include.

Excessive,persistent thoughts, impulses or images experienced at some time of disturbance causes anxiety and distress.

Obsessions like fear of contamination from dirt germs.

Perfectionism including concerns about exactness, needing to remember things and has fear of losing things.

Religious obssesions including concerns about offending God.

COMMON COMPULSIONS include.

Repeatative behavior like washing hands many times in a row.

Repeatative checking on a locked door, light switch, counting, praying.

They do a task in a specific order everytime.

HOMEOPATHIC APPROACH IN OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOR

Homeopathic medicines are selected on the basis of detailed case analysis and individualised approach in each case.

Homeopathic treatment along with proper counselling and advise and reassurance have definately a positive impact on the patient.

INDICATED HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES FOR OCD, Homeopathic Theraputics For OCD

ARSENIC ALBUM :
Arsenic album is indicated in case of Obssesive compulsive disorder where the patient has persistent thoughts of death, fear of germs, robbers. Repeated washing of hands because of fear of illness. Persistent fear of death, thinks that there is no use of taking any medication or treatment. Very fastidious, wants everything neat and clean. There is extreme restlessness and anxiety.

CALCAREA CARBONICA:
Calcarea carb is indicated in case of Obssessive compulsive disorder. They have common fear of going insane, fear of heights ,fear of ghosts, spirits, natural disasters. They are very organised, pleasant and hard working. They are very obssesed with cleanliness. Extreme anxiety, slugishness lack of confidence.

NATRUM MURIATICUM :
Natrum muriaticum is indicated in patients of obsessive compulsive disorder who are obessed with idea that the thieves may strike and have the habit of repeatedly checking the locks of doors. They are so obsessed that they have dreams of thieves in the house and wake up to check the doors again.

CARCINOSIN :
Carcinosin is indicated in patients who are very much fastidious, concerned about cleanliness. They always follow a specific pattern in placing things. They are always well dressed neat and tidy. They want everything in a proper colour combination too. They want perfection in every work they do.

SYPHILLINUM :
Syphillinum is one of the indicated remedy for patients with obsesive compulsive disorder, who have a compulsive habit of washing hands repeatedly. They have fear of contamination.

MEDORRHINUM
Medorrhinum is indicated in case of Obssesive compulsive disorder. Patient feels that germs are present on each and every object. So they have a habit of washing hands at every short intervals. Fear of dark. Anticipation anxiety is usually present.

OPIUM:
Opium is indicated in case of obssesive compulsive disorder. The patient has a history of narcotics. Yielding disposition. They do not process grief well. Fear of contamination., frightful dreams, fancies. Delirious talking. Sleepy but cannot sleep. Depression. Painlessness with sluggishness.

SILICEA :
Silicea is indicated in case of obsessive compulsive disorder. Silicea is a very mild yielding patient. They have persistent thoughts of pins, also called as pin mania. They have fear of pins but have habit of collecting and counting pins. They have fixed thoughts and ideas. They are Fearful and anxious.

SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER Treatment Homeopathic Medicines

SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER

Social Anxiety Disorder and Homeopathic treatment approach with Homeopathic Theraputics.

Anxiety is a general term for certain disorders that cause nervousness, fear,
apprehension and worrying.

Anxiety is closely related to an individuls needs and motives. So if the essential needs linked with affections, security, self esteem, achievement and freedom are not satisfactorily gratified, it may give rise to feeling of excessive anxiety.

WHAT IS SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER?

Social Anxiety Disorder is the most common anxiety disorder.
it is also known as Social Phobia.
Social Phobia is a irrational fear that produces a concious aboidance of feared subject, activity and situation.

INCIDENCE OF SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER

Social Anxiety Disorder is known to appear at an early age in most of the cases, developed by the age of 11 and in some cases by age of 20.

It is a serious mental health disorder in India with an incidence of 2.79%.

WHAT CAUSES SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER?

It is usually seen that there is greater risk of having social phobia if there is a positive family history.

The development of social anxiety disorder may occur from humiliating or embarassing social experience can be a trigger to social phobia.

CLINICAL PRESENTATION OF SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER

A person with Social Anxiety Disorder is afraid that he or she will make mistakes, look bad and will be embarrased or humiliated infront of others.

The fear may be worse by lack of social skills or experience in social situations.

They suffer from distorted thinking including false beliefs about social situations and negative opinion of others.

Social anxiety disorder negatively interferes with the persons normal daily routine including school, work, social activities.

Social anxiety disorder patient presents with physiological symptoms such as excessive sweating, difficult breathing, palpitations.

Blushing and shyness is also exhibited by most of the individuals.

Social Anxiety shows a high degree of co occurance with other psychiatric disorders.

HOMEOPATHIC APPROACH

Rate of anxiety disorder is increasing with change in lifestyle where people are subjected to various stress.

Mental or pyschiatric diseases are more troublesome to a patient in comparision with physical disorders.

Homeopathy not only reduces anxiety but also makes the individual feel better in other areas of functioning as well.

INDICATED HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES

HOMEOPATHIC THERAPUTICS FOR SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER

ACONITE :
Aconite is one of the most indicated medicine for Social anxiety disorder. The patient presents with social anxiety, palpitations, trembling, nervousness. Fear appearing in public. They avoid going in social events, crossing streets full of people.

ARSENIC ALBUM :
Arsenic album is indicated in Social anxiety disorder. Presents with anticipation, anxiety, dread appearing in public. Social anxiety with depression. Presents with symptoms of indigestion and dirrhoea along with anxiety. They are very restless and fastidious. Great fear of death. And anxiety about health.

ARGENTUM NITRICUM :
Argentum nitricum is indicated remedy in case of social phobia where the patient presents with grear anticipatory anxiety. Dread appearing in public, fear, anxiety, anticiaption before appearing a public event. Lack of confidence, examination and stage fear.

AMBRA GRESIA:
Ambra gresia is indicated in case of social anxiety disorder. Patients have intense fear of appearing in public. They feel embarrassed. They havr fear and cannot perform any activity infront of others. Presents with blushing, nervousness and palpitation.

CALCAREA CARBONICA:
Calcarea carbonica is one of the indicated remedy for social anxiety disorder. They are very mild, yielding ,lack of confidence, highly dependable. Their thoughts are confused when tired which adds to anxiety. Unknown fear, confused thoughts. Extremely chilly, slightest cold goes right through them. Presents with physical complaints like increased perspiration, palpitation.

IGNATIA :
Ignatia is indicated in social anxiety. Very sensitive, mild and anxious person. Anxiousness due to grief, loss of loved one, disappointments, stressfull emotional experience, frequent mood swings. Presents with extreme anxiety, mood swings, lack of confidence , fear appearing in public, facing social gathering. They burst unexpectedly into tears and laughter.

NATRUM MURIATICUM :
Indicated in case of social anxiety disorder. They are peronally aloof but have a social conscience and desire to help others. Even when lonely they tend to stay away from social situations, lack of confidence. Easily offended, constant brooding.

GELSEMIUM:
Gelsemium patient suffer from performance anxiety.,exam fear.,stage fear. Any exertion leads to trembling of muscles, trembling of hands, knock knee. They have persistent anxiety, anxiousness to appear in a social gathering. Present with diarrhoea before an occasion.

LYCOPODIUM:
Lycopodium is indicated in Social anxiety disorder. Usually lycopodium patient lacks self confidence and is fearful appearing in public and speaking in public, stage fear, very coward. The person as intense anxiety with nervous breakdown. There is stammering and confusion of thoughts.

SILICEA:
Indicated in case of social anxiety disorder. Silicea patient is very mild, yielding, sensitive. Anxiety nervousness when appearing a social gathering and events where they require public interaction, they anticipate failure in such situations.

PYOGENIC GRANULOMA MEDICINES HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT

PYOGENIC GRANULOMA – GRANULOMA TELANGIECTATICUM -LOBULAR CAPILLARY HEAMANGIOMA

Pyogenic granuloma is relatively a common benign vascular lesion of skin and mucosa and appears as an overgrowth of tissue.

It is usually a small, round, bloody red in color.

They are also known as Lobular capillary haemangioma or granuloma telangiectaticum.

They grow rapidly at first and then remain a constant size, they rarely exceed 1cm in diameter.

What causes Pyogenic Granuloma?

The following factors have a possible role in their development

Some cases develop at the site of a recent minor injury, such as a pin prick.

Staphylococcus aureus is frequently present in the lesion.

Hormonal changes in the body during pregnancy can also be the cause of Pyogenic Granuloma.

Certain drugs and medications are known to cause pyogenic granuloma

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

The appearance of Pyogenic Granuloma is usually a small red, round, oozing and bleeding bump.

Younger lesions bleed easily because they are rich in blood vessels. These lesions can be painful.

The lesions arise on various regions of the body such as eyelids, face, tongue, lips, arms, hands and feet.

EYELID: The condition gives rise to reddish pink vascular bumps over the eyelid and is said to be caused due to a rich blood supply from conjunctiva.

TONGUE: These growths arise on lateral side of the tongue, it may arise due to trauma from dentures.

LIP: Arises as a solitary growth on the lip.Growth generally appears on the lower lip.

FINGERS:The growths are common on hands and fingers.

FACE: Growths arising on face are generally multiple in number and looks like small red or reddish purple lumps

FEET: These bumps arise in the nail bed of a toe with an accompanying ingrown toe nail.

DIAGNOSIS
Pyogenic Granuloma can be diagnosed based on its appearance.

HOMEOPATHIC MANAGEMENT:

INDICATIONS OF PYOGENIC GRANULOMA:

SYPHILLINUM:
Syphillinum is mostly indicated in case of pyogenic granuloma, where the patient presents with abnormal growths with pain. Indicated in case of chronic erruptions. Suited to person with pale and fine textured skin, who are slender. Presents with marked prostration and debility.

HEPAR SULPH:
Hepar sulph is indicated in pyogenic granuloma. Specially suited to lymphatic and phlegmatic individuals. Excessive sensitiveness of parts is a leading indication. Chilly sensation. Indicated in csae of vascular lesions of the skin, they are bright red in colour which tend to bleed.

SILICEA :
Silicea is mainly indicated in cases like pyogenic granulomas. Patient presents with vascular lesions of the skin where the suppurations continue and wound refuse to heal. Discharge is thin bloody. The lesion are benign and granulomatous.

THUJA:
Thuja is indicated in case pyogenic granuloma as it is used in bleeding growths, spongy tumours, warts. Thuja has main action on the skin. The lesions have tendency to bleed easily and presents with pain. Complaints worse at night.very sensitive to touch.

RUTA GRAVEOLENS :
Ruta is indicated in case of pyogenic granuloma. The patient presents with small rounded vascular lesions which tend to bleed easily. Very anxious and low spirited with mental dejection. Presents with neuralgia, burning stinging pain.

CALCAREA FLOUR:
Indicated in case of pyogenic granuloma. Vascular lesions which tend to bleed and are painful. Indicated in abnormal grwoths. There is great depressio . Sensitiveness to cold. Mostly indicated in blood tumors.

Homeopathic Approach in case of Pyogenic Granuloma

In Homeopthy we not only consider the signs and symptoms of the patient but treat the patient holistically, based on individualisation.

Similarly considering the symptoms-similarity, individuality and total of the patient, below is an example of one of our cases of pyogenic granuloma at Dr SHAH’s HOMOEOPATHY this case responded well to homeopathic medicine Syphillinum and got completely resolved with selected potency of 200C of the said remedy.

pyogenic granuloma
Pyogenic Granuloma Before treatment
Pyogenic Granuloma
During Homeopathic treatment Pyogenic Granuloma becoming dark and dry
PYOGENIC GRANULOMA
DURING HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT  PYOGENIC GRANULOMA BECOMING DARKER DRIER AND SHRINKING IN SIZE
DURING TREATMENT – SEE THE LARGE FRAGMENT OF PYOGENIC GRANULOMA HAS GOT DETACHED AND HAS INTERMINGLED IN HAIR NEAR INDEX FINGER
Pyogenic Granuloma
During Homeopathic Treatment at Dr Shah’s Homeopathy
Pyogenic Granuloma resolved after detaching and shrinking completely now only a small dark spot can be seen at the site.
Pyogenic Granuloma
Pyogenic Granuloma- After Treatment – Cured completely after Homeopathic Treatment By Dr DEEPAN P SHAH at Dr Shah’s Homoeopathy.

Oral Mucocele Homeopathic Treatment

Oral Mucocele

Oral Mucocele is a cyst formed due to collection of salivary gland secretion.

It is pearly translucent occasionally with bluish discoloration usually measuring from 1-8mm in diameter. The deeper cysts may appear as a nodule and may not have translucent pearly appearance as in superficial cyst.

It appears on lower lip on sides.

When it appears on floor of mouth below tongue its termed as ranulla.

They are painless most of the time.

It usually lasts for few days to years.

It may frequently rupture and reappear again at same site.

It may also cause ulcerations.

Oral Mucocele
Oral Mucous retention cyst
Oral Mucocele, Mucous Retention Cyst, Mucous Extravasation Phemenon
Oral Mucocele, Mucous Retention Cyst, Mucous Extravasation Phemenon

Oral Mucocele results from

  • Ruptured Salivary Gland Duct this results into mucous extravasation phenomenon.
  • Obstructed Salivary Gland Duct this results into mucous retention cyst.

Rupture or Obstruction can be due to

  • Infection that can potentially obstruct or damage the salivary gland and its duct.  which can be due to many factors most common being poor oral and dental hygiene.
  • Injury on lower lip which can damage salivary gland duct may result innto oral mucocele tje most common form of injury is due to bitting lips by one own teeth.
  • Tumours that may obliterate obstruct or rupture or damage salivary glands and its ducts in any form may result in to mucocele in oral mucosa

HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT FOR ORAL MUCOCELE

The underlying cause needs to be evaluated, exclude the probability of infection, malignancy. Patient needs to be guided for proper oral hyegiene, any habbit like bitting teeth should be avoided.

Following are the common Homeopathic  medicines used in treatment of Oral Mucocele

  • Silicea
  • Thuja
  • Variolinum
  • Calcarea flourica
  • Mercurious Solubilis
  • Syphyllinum
  • Antimonium Tartaricum
  • Antimonium Crudum
  • Apis Mellifica
  • Ranunculus bulbosus

Selection from the above medicines should be strictly done as per symptom similarity basis under consultation of homeopathic practitioner.

Nipah Virus Homeopathy Controversy – Does Homoeopathy Really Have Prevention or Cure For Nipah Virus Infection?

Nipah Virus Homeopathy Controversy – Does Homeopathy Really Have Prevention or Cure For Nipah Virus Infection?

Nipah Virus Homeopathy controversy has been gaining momentum since few days with many claiming that the claims of homeopathy are false, so whats the truth is lets have the deeper understanding about it.

Nipah Virus outbreak in state of Kerala first noted on 19th of May 2018 and since then the government authorities are on alert and to contain the infection and avert the potential epidemic about 230 doubted cases have being tested of which total 18 have turned out positive of which 16 have already lost their life. which shows that mortality rate of current outbreak is very high compared to average of all past outbreaks one can say almost 100% fatality rate of the current outbreak

THE NIPAH VIRUS HOMEOPATHY CONTROVERSY

Homoeopaths have come out with the medicines that can be indicated or applied in subjects of Nipah Virus Infection after proper homeopathic evaluation. To which believers of orthodox wide spread conventional mode of treatment, the allopathy, have come up with a very rebellious mood as usual claiming that homoeopathy cant work in Nipah Virus Infection and rebuting our claims even without giving a thought find out its practicality.

Homeopathy has since long came in for the disposal of mankind whenever there were epidemics and outbreaks of disease and allopathy had failed.

EXPLANATION – WHETHER HOMEOPATHY HAS MEDICINE FOR NIPAH VIRUS INFECTION OR NOT

Now the question arises right now is of the current outbreak of Nipah Virus Infection and its homeopathic treatment whether homeopathy has medicines for prevention and/or cure of Nipah Virus Infection or not.

Homoeopathy is based on principle of  “likes cure likes” its called the principle of similars ( just like vaccines ) ; where as the Allopathy is based on dissimilar sufferings and so aptly the name allopathy to this system was given non other than by the Founder of Homeopathy Dr Samuel Christian Fredrich Hahnemann and since that time Allopath’s opposition to this system Homeopathy is continuing.

In homeopathy we do not treat “the disease” but we treat “the person in disease” – Various Disease causing agents have different type of virulence, each which very specific set of characters, now our immune system responds in various ways to various antigens and also its very much subjective in various individuals. So in homeopathy we first take into consideration the type of response of immune system and what it has to express and how its responding to this antigenic stimulus as it is the one which is going to fight out the disease.

So in homeopathy we do not have name of the disease and its medicine but we have the set of symptoms that our immune system is expressing and its matching remedies. So its based completely on symptom similarity principle with which homeopathy since ages have cured many so-called incurable conditions because we believe in treating the Person in Disease by understanding what its immune system is expressing and trusting and strengthening it so that it can drive out the antigen with its dynamic, intelligent, automatic, autocratic, powerful nature of force which has helped life forms to evolve from unicellular to various life forms so different from each other and with different abilities.

In Homeopathy rather than hitting the virus or the antigen directly with noxious agents and damaging the system even further we simply trust the unquestionable power and ability of our immune system and try to strengthen it by stimulating it so that it can drive the virus out so homeopathy shows better success rate in treating viral conditions compared to allopathic mode of treatment.

Now in Nipah Virus Infection in past outbreaks we have seen that there are IgG and IgM antibodies against Nipah Virus have been formed in individuals that have survived the infection. so the immune sytem of many is strong enough to fight out the virus and survive.

CONCLUSION TO THE CONTROVERSY OF NIPAH VIRUS HOMEOPATHY

So homeopathy has a role in the Nipah Virus Infection disease and homoeopathic medicines if selected as per symptoms of patients affected by the disease and principle of organon of medicines should help the Nipah Virus Infected subjects to recover from the infection completely and also prevent the condition as mention in principle of Genus Epidemicus.

Journalists and critics should responsibly first understand homeopathy and its principles which are quite different than allopathy before jumping up on conclusion that homeopathy has no solution, similarly homeopathic doctor or association should be very careful mentioning indicated medicines and should not make any unproven claims of sure cure or sure prevention and should be very clear that the medicines are only indicated as per homeopathic principles.

So health authorities with unprejudiced and unpolitically motivated mind should come forward and consider the goods of the homeopathic system of medicines which the homeopathic system has delivered since ages and should apply in the preventive medicine for nipah virus and treatment of Nipah Virus Infection to confirm and perfect the homeopathic  community claims, Especially when where allopathy is absolutely failing!

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